Lil Wayne is facing a lawsuit stemming from an alleged post-2016 BET Music Awards show altercation on the Sunset Strip, that the claimant says resulted in a hate crime.
Last June Wayne made headlines when a bouncer working an after party he was hosting at Hyde nightclub charged the rapper with assaulting him. According to the bouncer, Wayne’s entourage was upset that they had to get searched, and when Wayne came to assist his people he resorted to violence.
The man says Weezy threw a drink at him, punched him, and yelled “F**k you white boy!” While the bouncer claimed to have suffered a dislocated jaw and injured shoulder, Wayne and his camp deny getting physical with anyone that night. Hyde, Cash Money, and Lil Wayne are all named in the suit. The claimant is suing for an unspecified amount for damages related to assault and battery, and in addition, is demanding a $25,000 civil penalty for what he calls a hate crime due to the remark he accuses Wayne of having made during the alleged incident.